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was 15 years old, killed from a mile from the obama chicago home. police say the suspects wanted revenge against a rival gang and shot pendleton in a case of mistaken identity. the accused shooter faces more than 140 counts of murder, his attorney says that's extreme and that prosecutors are trying to get this case in the media. >>> an update to a story, a phoenix judge sentenced george sand toerz ters to unsupervised probation. sanders says he shot her in november at her request as it an act of mercy. she had been suffering from multiple sclerosis for many years. >>> a former nfl player is coming out and opening up about his sexuality for the first time, we're talking about kwame harris. he was outed in the media after an alleged fight with an ex-boyfriend. in an exclusive interview with cnn he talked about the challenges of hiding his sexuality in the nfl. >> you want to escape the stare, the turmoil and maybe your mind goes to dark places sometimes, but i would just say that i, i'm happy today. >> not one player currently in the nfl is openly gay but harris wants gay athletes to know
. >> reporter: tomorrow, president obama will visit a police academy in the denver area and will try to drum up support for improving the background check system. mr. obama is expected to travel to connecticut on monday to press congress to act. despite the push, lawmakers are struggling to find support for universal background checks and other measures. >> megyn: mike, thank you. mark who you heard from got national attention when he questioned the rush to pass gun control laws in the wake of newtown and the lack of discussion of what he called mental health issues. he gave dramatic emotional testimony in january only a month after losing his 6-year-old boy. >> criminals by definition break the law. what we experienced in sandy hook, did they break the law? of course they broke the law. is one more law, i don't care if you named is james' law, i don't want it, i want responsible legislation, it needs to be simple, it needs to be enforced, it has to have as a tenet individual accountability. >> well, now connecticut is getting ready to vote on what is being described as the most restrictive set
to the bay area. president obama - >> catherine: surrounded by police officers - was talking about gun control in colorado today. he was visiting the denver police academy. he says colorado's new gun laws should serve as an example to the rest of the nation. >> i think that the colorado has shown that there is a practical progression progress possible. we have seen a tougher background check that will not infringe on responsible gun owners but it will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. >> catherine: tocolorado lawmakers recently voted to expand background checks for gun buyers and ban ammunition magazines that can carry more than 15 rounds. the connecticut senate has approved wide-ranging gun control legislation today. it's in response to last year's shooting massacre at assess the grade school in newtownleft 20 first-graders and 6the measures include a ban on the sale of large- capacity ammunition magazines. it also bans 100 weapons that had previously been legal. the bill now goes to the house - where it's also expected to pass. >> catherine the just mentioned that some
, the president making a new push for gun control in a few hours, president obama will head to denver where state lawmakers passed tough new gun laws. the president will speak at the denver police academy, a few miles from the theater where the massacre in aurora happened last summer. >>> surprising moment from former north carolina governor mark sanford. he gave a victory speech with his fiancee by his side this is the same woman he was having an affair with. she almost never appeared in public with sanford. he's won south carolina's primary for a u.s. house seat. sanford will face elizabeth colbert-busch, the sister of stephen colbert. >>> award winning superintendent has left jail after posting bond. beverly hall accused of rewarding teacher who's allegedly changed student test scores in the atlanta public school district. she earned $225,000 in bonuses over three years for the unexplained test score game. the former atlanta superintendent denies wrongdoing. 35 other atlanta educators are indicted. 26 have turned themselves in. >>> the man in prison for the involuntary manslaughter in the case
obama versus the nra. has the gun lobby already won? >>> plus, an american businessman found dead in singapore. police say it was suicide. his family says it doesn't add up. >>> should overweight people pay more to fly? one airline under pressure says, yes. >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories we care about focusing on our own reporting from the front lines. well, america's role in mali could be expanding. in a visit today, senator john mccain said the united states will assist the french and coalition militaries to provide them with the equipment, training and technology needed to rid mali of terrorists linked to al qaeda. now whether that makes sense depends on how you define equipment saying if equipment is like binoculars and those in the wrong hands would not be a problem. >>> the pentagon is refusing to award purple hearts to victims of the 2009 ft. hood shooting. the reason, the pentagon says they were not the victims of an international terrorist attack. in a defense department position paper obtained by cnn, the agency says including do
place on friday. >>> president obama taking his fight for tougher gun laws on the road. he's going to speak at denver police academy, that's later today. and the white house says that the president believes that the country still supports new gun regulations after the shootings in newtown, connecticut. in colorado the president is going to meet with victims of the movie theater shooting in aurora and from the 1999 columbine massacre. next week he's going to take his campaign as well to hartford, connecticut. >>> well, the disgraced former governor of south carolina taking another step on his road to political redemption now. mark sanford won the republican primary runoff election for u.s. house seat yesterday. results showing him beating his opponent 57% to 43%. and now he faces comedian steven c colbert's sister in a minielection. many people thought sanford's political career was over when he admitted to an affair while he was governor. want to bring in our own candy crowley. candy, wow, what a political comeback story, yes? was this expected? >> well, yes. as a matter of fact he
in front of other jurors. >>> president obama in colorado today making his case once again for congress to take action on gun control. he'll meet with law enforcement and community leaders at the denver police academy, not far from the site of the aurora movie theater massacre. colorado just expanded background checks for gun purchases, and placed restrictions on gun magazines. >>> pope francis paying his respects to the late pope john paul ii. the pontiff made a private visit last night to john paul's tomb to mark the eighth anniversary of his death. the pope spent time kneeling in silent prayer at the tomb. pope francis also prayed at the tombs of pope john xxiii and st. pius x. >>> the next iphone could be on its way. "the wall street journal" says apple will start producing a refreshed iphone sometime this quarter. that could mean a summer release. also a smaller, less expensive iphone could be launched this year. there's demand for cheaper phones. last quarter apple's older iphone models sold very, very well. >>> all right a wild ride in a stolen taxi. a suspect fleeing from police
that hutchinson was speaking for himself, not for the nra. president obama, meanwhile, jumps back into the gun debate tomorrow. he's heading to colorado for a speech at the denver police academy. he'll be in connecticut next week. >>> today the president ha his attention on a much different subject. what goes on inside our minds. he wants congress to spend millions of dollars on brain research. lisa sylvester is here to explain what this money hopefully would buy. what does the president want? >> wolf, much the way researchers were able to map the human genome, scientists are hoping to develop actually a map of the brain. and to one day be able to turn on or off certain cells and cure diseases. the white house is backing it up with a proposed $100 million. >> go ahead. >> in this demonstration, with actor alan alda, 8-month-old kendall shows she has mastered the art of imitation. >> good. >> again and again she takes turns copying what the grown-ups do. scientists at the institute for learning and brain sciences at the university of washington have been studying the toddler and baby brain and
unveiling an nra report that suggests we should fight guns with more guns. it calls for more armed police officers, security guards, and staffers at every u.s. school. the nra also wants to loosen restrictions so teachers can carry weapons. but president obama is on the road pushing a very, very different approach. jim acosta has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, later today in colorado, president obama will meet with victims and families of victims from the shootings at columbine and aurora. votes in congress on new gun control measures expected later this month, it's now coming down to a battle between president obama and the nra. in a hard push for new gun control laws, president obama is heading to two states still reeling from mass shootings. up first, denver, colorado, near the scene of the movie theater massacre at aurora, and where the president, one white house official says, wants to put the issue back on the front burner. on monday he goes to hartford, connecticut, about an hour from newtown. >> he believes that that passion, that urgency still exists around the coun
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